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Government, Business, Logistics

White House Open to $25 Billion for USPS, McEnany Says

A person approaches a USPS collection box in Los Angeles on Aug. 17. A person approaches a USPS collection box in Los Angeles on Aug. 17. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration is willing to consider the Democrats’ plan to spend $25 billion on the U.S. Postal Service — as long as lawmakers also provide other coronavirus relief sought by the White House, said spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
August 19, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

States Sue Trump Over USPS Even as Changes Paused

President Trump speaks during an Oval Office meeting on July 20. President Trump speaks during an Oval Office meeting on July 20. (Bloomberg News)

More than a dozen states sued President Donald Trump over changes at the U.S. Postal Service that they said trampled federal law and threatened delivery of mail-in ballots, even after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy pledged to delay the moves until after the November election.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
August 19, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Postmaster General Halts Service Changes Until After Election

USPS delivery vehicles outside a post office in Torrance, Calif. A battle over the USPS and its ability to reliably deliver presidential election ballots during a pandemic has broken out in recent weeks. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said he is suspending changes to mail service that raised concerns over slow delivery of ballots in the fall election after Democrats accused President Donald Trump of hampering the vote-by-mail process.

Todd Shields and Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Three More States to Announce Lawsuits Over USPS, Mail-In Voting

USPS employees load mail into delivery vehicles in Torrance, Calif., on Aug. 17. USPS employees load mail into delivery vehicles in Torrance, Calif., on Aug. 17. (Bloomberg News)

Three more Democratic-led states announced they will take legal action to protect the U.S. Postal Service and mail-in voting as the Trump administration faces claims it is trying to undermine the election.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to Appear Before Senate Over Mail Delays

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has faced widespread backlash in recent weeks. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is escorted to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office on Aug. 5. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

Backlash mounting, President Donald Trump’s embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will appear Aug. 21 before the Senate to testify on mail delivery delays and service changes that lawmakers and others are warning could imperil the November election.

Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly | Associated Press
August 18, 2020
Government, Business

DeFazio Calls for Ouster of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

Louis DeJoy Louis DeJoy by Alex Wong/Blooomberg

Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ transportation panel, is among the elected officials calling on the head of the country’s Postal Service to step down.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 17, 2020
Government, Logistics

New York Politicians, Voters Sue Trump Over USPS Funding

A USPS truck sits at a facility in Elkridge, Md., on Aug. 16. A USPS truck sits at a facility in Elkridge, Md., on Aug. 16. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

A group of voters and candidates for office in New York sued President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to ensure enough funding and staffing so that absentee and mail-in ballots are counted the same as in-person ballots.

Bob Van Voris | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Pelosi Calls House Back Into Session to Vote on Postal Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called lawmakers back into session for a potential vote on USPS relief slated for Aug. 22. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the House back into session over the crisis at the U.S. Postal Service, setting up a political showdown amid growing concerns that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency ahead of the election.

Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly | Associated Press
August 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Draws Hard Line on USPS in Stalled Relief Talks

A USPS letter carrier is seen wearing a protective mask. A USPS letter carrier is seen wearing a protective mask. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump raised a new obstacle in the completion of a deal on a coronavirus-relief package Aug. 13 by drawing a hard line against a Democratic plan for shoring up the U.S. Postal Service, adding his unsupported claim that more mail-in voting in the November election would increase fraud.

August 13, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Overhaul Challenged by Democrats

A letter carrier prepares mail for delivery at a USPS facility in Virginia. A letter carrier prepares mail for delivery at a USPS facility in Virginia on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service overhauled its organizational structure, as Democrats called for an investigation into whether the changes implemented by President Donald Trump’s postmaster general pose a threat to mail-in ballots for the November election.

David McLaughlin | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2020

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